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While some publications have said that the Trackhawk is already confirmed, at this point that is only a rumor. News that the Hellcat V8 engine is increasing its pace of production may corroborate those rumors however.

The 6.2-liter Dodge Hellcat V8 has been a huge hit so far in both the Hellcat Charger and Challenger. Both of those models are currently on backorder. Dodge/SRT President and CEO Tim Kuniskis told Automotive News:

“We stopped taking all Hellcat orders months ago so that we could catch up to that demand, and then we will launch the 2016s.”
And that is after Dodge Hellcat V8 production was increased twice!

Naturally, FCA wants to put this successful engine in more vehicles and the Jeep Grand Cherokee has been rumored to be the choice vehicle. The Hellcat engine production bump may be a sign that the Trackhawk is coming up for model year 2017.

Given that the Trackhawk would be a somewhat boxy SUV, it may get a speed limiter. After all, driving at 200 mph in a boxy vehicle may not be the safest thing to do. Expect the speed to be limited to something like 175-185 mph.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is quite successful right now, and that can only serve to make FCA believe that an even more powerful Grand Cherokee would also do quite well in the market. In fact, the Trackhawk would be the world's most powerful SUV @ 707 hp, beating out such rivals as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga.
 

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I think there's a sense of urgency to bring this to market while gas prices are still low and folks are willing to spend money on gas guzzlers, time is prime!
 

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Please don't get it twisted. 700 horsepower does not make the Trackhawk a Rival to the $250K + Lambo and Bentley.. no shot...
 

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600HP + RSQ7 V10.... should keep the lambo ahead of the pack or at least in pole position.
Ok...

But this is still a Jeep, and that's still a Lambo. I know they're going after Land Rover and Land Rover has no chance of going after Lambo either.

That Urus is going to be a truck for oil shieks and thats that...
 

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Just and update about the engine production. IHI Turbo America isn't able to create enough engines for the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger because the Hellcat engine isn't easy to mass produce and with it's soaring popularity they aren't able to meet demands. Dealers aren't even allowed to get new Hellcat supplies if even one is left unsold on their lot.

Unless the production rate increases even more we may be fighting with everyone for the very limited amount of Jeep TrackHawks when they come out.
 

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So Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger and the TrackHawk will be fighting for those engines. Will one of the Dodge's production cycle end by the time the Trackhawk comes out so there's more engines to go around?
 

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So Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger and the TrackHawk will be fighting for those engines. Will one of the Dodge's production cycle end by the time the Trackhawk comes out so there's more engines to go around?
I have yet to find out about that, but there's a good chance some information is out there which will help to connect the dots on that.

Haven't seen volume numbers, and that will be something to factor in here.
 

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So Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger and the TrackHawk will be fighting for those engines. Will one of the Dodge's production cycle end by the time the Trackhawk comes out so there's more engines to go around?
not likely #moneymakers
 

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I doubt that FCA will be expanding the Hellcat plant. They are short on money now, and I would think other investments would take priority, ones that have a higher potential for volume sales.
 

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I bet if they were like BMW and had trims with some Trackhawk/Hellcat DNA that sold in volume or had the potential for it, they would push harder for these high performance hellcat/trackhawk models to help build momentum for the lower performance/sport trim.
 
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